New local restrictions

New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England – including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the measures in a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday following government talks with North East councils and local […]

Food registration

Who needs to register food businesses? Registration will apply to all types of food businesses that serve customers directly, including: restaurants, cafes and takeaways catering businesses run from home, B&Bs, mobile catering and temporary businesses marquees, food stalls, food pop ups and food vans nurseries, schools and care homes distance selling, mail order and food […]

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme?

Here at the National Takeaway Association our aim is to provide power and knowledge to our members, which includes advice on food hygiene schemes, so today we are going to look at the Food Hygiene Rating Schemes across the UK. What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme? The scheme is all about giving you clear […]

Environmental Health officer

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are responsible for inspecting food businesses to ensure that they are complying with food safety law. If you own a food business (or work for one as a manager, supervisor, full-time or part-time employee), then you should expect an EHO visit at some point and have a clear understanding of exactly […]

Face Coverings in England- A Complete Guide

Understanding the face covering rules in England are vital for keeping yourself and others safe and allowing you to enter shops and takeaways in the correct manor. However, despite this advice being rolled out nationwide and the mandatory nature of it, many are still confused by it. This guide from the National Takeaway Association will […]

Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

Last month, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the “Eat Out To Help Out” government scheme. The scheme has been implemented to encourage people to get back into restaurants, cafes and pubs to try and improve the UK’s economy after it took a bit of a nosedive thanks to lockdown. The initiative means that between Monday and […]

Ghost kitchens are the future of food delivery services

Ghost kitchens are growing in popularity which has been amplified by coronavirus pandemic. Food preparation takes place in a facility designed for cooking meals that are delivered straight to your door. This new take on food service is convenient and easy for food lovers everywhere who would prefer to have their meals wherever they choose […]